Dealing with a Fitness to Practice Issue
As a student at Leeds Trinity University, you may at some point find yourself the subject of a fitness to practice (FTP) issue. This can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, but it's important to know that you have support available to you.
FTP issues can arise when a student's conduct or behaviour is called into question, and it is believed that it may impact their ability to practice in their chosen profession. This can include issues such as academic misconduct, criminal behaviour, or professional conduct.
If you are facing an FTP issue, it is important to know that you have the right to representation and support. The Students' Union can provide you with information and advice, as well as representation at any meetings or hearings related to the FTP issue. Contact Matt Nunnerley at email@example.com or book a 1 to 1.
It is also important to know that the process is separate from any disciplinary proceedings that may be taking place through the university. FTP issues are dealt with by professional bodies, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council or the General Medical Council, and they have their own processes and procedures.
If you are facing an FTP issue, it is important to seek support as soon as possible. The sooner you get help, the better equipped you will be to navigate the process and understand your rights.
Leeds Trinity Students’ Union is here to support you every step of the way. We can provide you with information and advice, as well as representation at any meetings or hearings related to the FTP issue.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
Things to think about when facing an FTP issue:
- Don’t panic! The LTSU advice service is here to support you, but do seek support and representation as soon as possible
- Understand that FTP issues are separate from university disciplinary proceedings
- Be aware of your rights and responsibilities throughout the process. LTSU’s advice service can help you with this
- Keep accurate records and documentation of any meetings or communications related to the FTP issue
- Be prepared to provide evidence and explanations for your actions
- Be prepared to make any necessary changes or take steps to address any concerns raised during the FTP process.
- Be prepared to accept responsibility for your actions and take steps to address any issues or concerns.
- Keep in mind the potential long-term impact on your chosen profession.